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PODCAST | Look After Yourself, And Your Supercoach Team

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Patch and Lek get real for a bit to talk about looking after yourself in these – dare we say it – trying times. It’s a rough old world, make sure you’re looking after yourselves. 

After a few minutes of Real Talk, the boys dissect Tom Stewart and Mitch Duncan, look at Sam Draper and a few other trade-in and trade-out options.

Let us know what you’re looking to do this week, and – as mentioned – look after yourself if you’re feeling down.

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JohnDJ59

My first trade is Taylor to Draper, so I have cover for Max. Then I'm looking at Brander to Skinner or Bell, then I can afford to go Rankine to Dusty. I was going to keep Rankine for a few more weeks, but trading him is the only way I can get Dusty, who seems to have hit some form in the past three weeks.

Mitch is back

Dusty is back to being Dusty.

Derek

You don’t need cover for Max in best 18

JohnDJ59

You do if you only have 18 playing.

Tony

Trade or hold rankine?

Mitch is back

No need to trade him, could be handy over next 2 rounds as he can go big, or not.

If he goes big you get his score, if not he may be outside of the top 18, and not count.

He probably won’t make much more coin, BE is 70.

JohnDJ59

Rankine's BE is 76 the same as his average. Usually when they hit that it's time to trade them out, but I agree there is no real reason to trade him just yet. I just have to if I want to get Dusty in, since he is my highest priced rookie in my fwd/mid lines.

Patch

I suspect I'll be moving him on, but he's shown he can score – I wouldn't be too bothered by holding him

Derek

In best 18 you keep him. He has ability to get a big score. He is a free swing for the next two weeks

Trades

Hurn, Hill, Conroy out…. Duncan, Draper,Skinner in
Or
Hurn, Yeo, Brander out…. Duncan, Stewart,Skinner in

JohnDJ59

If you have Max, option one, if you don't, option two.

Trades

Yeah brought in Maxy last week πŸ™„

JohnDJ59

Oh dear, I feel your pain.

Soothsayer

I’m thinking hurn and yeo out for dusty and stew. The wrangles have been scoring poorly at SC and I think underscored (CD).

Tofa

Love ur work boys. As always shining some light into this strange old winter.

Lek I feel touched that u spoke up, I'm having a sh#t old time too with mental health and I know what courage it takes to say something. I love ya mate, things always turn around as long as we look after each other. I laugh that we get saturated by media and input from every direction and the most genuine and helpful and heartfelt broadcast message I've got in months comes from a fantasy footy podcast! Kicking goals boys kicking goals!!

great pod as usual

Patch

<3 love ya Tofa, look after yourself mate. this community's always here for you

Lekdog

Appreciate it Tofa, hope you're looking after yourself

Tofa

thanks boys. yeah I'm on the headspace app and eating healthy and exercising and all that jazz.

more importantly my Power boys had a heroic comeback against the bullies 😁

Tofa

Also just wanted to say if anyone is feeling isolated and wants to write or set up a call or skype email me on tophcoombs @ gmail . com

I'm not a counselor or anything – just a bloke – but I'm a great listener and the offer is there if u wanna talk about the game or anything else πŸ™‚

Winko

Good onya mate, good stuff. And good on you Lek for having the courage to speak out about it & continuing on with the podcast.

Derek

Rozee looked good tonight. Was at quite a few centre bounces. Wines and Boak were given long rests. Very cheap now.

Jess

Lek i am a psychologist and %100 commend you for speaking out to help combat depression and anxiety. My opinion of you was already so high, but I now regard you as one of the best people and advocates of mental health, at least in my world. Regardless of SC talk (im currently ranked top 100 and desperate for advice), you are an absolute legend. I also recommend downloading a mindfulness app or looking up guided meditation on you tube

Lekdog

You're a legend Jess!

Patch

He's a beautiful human, our Lekdog. We're lucky to have him.

Chompers

Skinner or bell?

JohnDJ59

I'm going Bell.

Jorg Ancrath

Hang in there Lek. The sh1t will come right. Remember, the SC Gods love you. Thanks for your words and efforts.

Derek

Thanks fellas. One of the best pods you’ve done.

Highlight was “my whole strategy is based on SC giving me more trades than I have” – funny because it’s true

Shake_n_bake

Gawn to play

Trades

Would you put the VC on him? I’ve currently got Neale/Grundy

The Ranger

Onya Lek, Patch.
Jock would be proud of youse.

Lekdog

Love ya Ranger

Shake_n_bake

C Taylor to miss up to 3 weeks

TOPHAWK1

Punted him last week. No wakkin farries!

Russty_

Same here…thank Farg πŸ˜‰

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Punted him for smith last week. πŸ˜‰

JEL

C Taylor out for 3 weeks.
On the chopping block if you've still got him

KSinny

Here's my team community, would really appreciate some advice on trades this week.

DEF: Sicily, Daniel, Ridley, Docherty, Doedee, Hurn (BZT, Gould)

MID: Danger, Steele, Titch, Brayshaw, Bont, Cripps, Simpson, Pickett (Bennell, Close, Robertson)

RUCK: Gawn, Grundy (Xerri)

FWD: Whitfield, Dusty, B Smith, D Smith, Georgiadis, Rankine (Hill, Cavarra)

I've got 20 trades and 45.5k in the bank.

Thanks guys πŸ‘

Trades

20 trades left?!! How?!

KSinny

Made no trades in rounds 1, 3 and 4 πŸ˜‚

Trades

You’ve got bench not making much money.. Hill down to Skinner, Xerri to Radler, Dev Smith to Duncan via Brayshaw or close
Trade some more non-playing rooks to playing ones next week.

Trades

Draper not Radler

derek

the big one you are missing is Petracca.

sell everything to get him in.

No Bye

Crows this week.

derek

which Brayshaw is that in the guts?

JohnDJ59

You would have to assume the one from Freo. I have him in the middle as well, waiting to be moved to the fwd line when ready.

KSinny

Yeh Ive got Andrew, waiting for a chance to swing him forward

Tofa

thoughts on Simpkin?

is he washed up or will he come good again?

Jorg Ancrath

Not sure he is 100% fit. But i'm holding for now and regularly sacrificing to the SC Gods. 5 chickens, 2 deer and a bull, since his latest spud score. Hopefully it wont require a human sacrifice. Expect a turnaround soon.

AuroraBorealis?!

I traded him to Dusty this week Tofa, so hold Simpkin and he'll score 130+

The Ranger

Usual rules still apply Tofa
Upgrade rookies first, then luxury trade ya Smith, Simpkin types if you can.

JohnDJ59

Time to go.

Shake_n_bake

Gawn for myself might be gawn!

derek

you are getting rid of Gawn?

Shake_n_bake

It’s my plan! O’Brien Goldy Grundy next 3 weeks. I can bring in 2 premo players now for him think that might be better going fwd for now! Could be bad but Shake n bake!

Russty_

That's a bit of a Shakey Sharky move right there shake, just hope Gawny doesn't go 185 the week you do it.

NDD

That.s a bold move Shake 150 pts is a lot to make up

Shake_n_bake

Definitely! I’ll just ride my luck and hope over the next 3 rds he won’t go that big! Im sure l can make it up with the players I’ll bring in. And u never know another sub 100 big $ drop. Just one of those yrs Neil thinking outside the box

The Ranger

Nice move Shake!

NDD

I did it with Grundy earlier. got Tracca and Haynes and Pitto.Not sure if i won but got Grundy back cheaper Go for it

KSinny

Should I go Xerri to Draper and Smith to Duncan or Rankine to Draper via Xerri dpp and Smith to Neale/Petracca?

JohnDJ59

The second option for me.

KSinny

Cheers mate.

derek

Petracca with the bye and playing Crows this week give the second one the edge.

KSinny

Yeh I reckon that's a good idea thanks mate.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Who would you trade? (cash wise its one or the other via swing to get Stewart, no other cheap dud rookies i have)

Stephen Hill 266k (BE 30)
or
Izak Rankine 278k (BE 76)

Rankine/Hill F7 (via dpp), S.Sturt F8.
Already have 3 corpses on the mid bench not getting a game + Sturt/Brander
Will Hill be playing next week? Would like to make another 20+k before booting him but dont want to hold him if he wont be playing.

Russty_

I'd get rid of Hill first, Rankine could still deliver some nice scores and maybe even in your League final if you hung onto him and looped him or had to use him.

Jorg Ancrath

I dumped Rankine. He's a bit of a one trick pony, I reckon. The hype doesn't match the output. Moreover, think the Suns might get flogged this weekend (said as a true blue GC fan).

Russty_

See what you mean about him, he seems to only want to do spectacular things, if he ain't feeling too spectacular on the day, then maybe nothing happens score-wise.
I'd actually like to see him get a run in the midfield to see what kind of magic he could conjure up.

JohnDJ59

I have the same dilemma regarding Rankine, was all set to dump him this week, but now I'm thinking it's better to trade out a player not getting a game, like Green or Brander. I probably won't make my mind up until just before tonight's game.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Dumping Rankine (As Hill will be back this week from all reports and will be upgraded to Z.Williams after GWS bye) as I would have to trade him in a week or 2 anyway.

Shake_n_bake

He just might Russty!!

Russty_

Anything goes this year bud…may as well try some crazy shit, for me…I'm just gonna try and make any top 8 in my leagues, but even that'll be a stretch so at worst, it's a practice run for next season.

Dan

Sorry about the rookie question, but I'm just wondering if can we use bench spots to loophole in best 18 rounds?
Or are players on the bench completely excluded from the scoring?

Jorg Ancrath

Hey Dan. Yep, can still loophole. Can use players with byes as the loophole, too.

Dan

That's great, thanks for that!

NDD

Same question Thx Jorg

Jorg Ancrath

I have Georgiades as my F6/7 for now. Reckon he's a gun in the making. Such a good leap.

JohnDJ59

He's turned out to be a very good rookie, one I missed out on.

NDD

The Dees wanted him badly and tried to trade up to pick 20 to get him Settled on Rivers when they couldn't do a deal A very good player

TommyC99

James Bell worth getting in this week or hold out for better rookies?

Holty01

Great pod lads.

Luke

Hey guys whats the best option:

Option 1:
Trade OUT: C.Taylor, S.Hill & Budarick
Trade IN: Draper, Skinner & Duncan
Remaining Cash = $69,000 & 12 trades left

Option 2:
Trade Out: C.taylor & Starcevich
Remaining Cash: $2500 & 13 trades left
Trade In: Draper & Stewart

Luke

starcevich is infield currently

Russty_

Doedee's in and named on field yay!
And Bennell named on field…McPherson 'Managed'

Corey

Wonder if McPherson will find a way back in?

AuroraBorealis?!

Im not worried about Mcpherson, was playing very solidly, I think he comes back in next week

JohnDJ59

I hope so, I only got him in last week, for his JS.

silversovereign

Simpson, Bennell or close on field this week?

Russty_

On his scores from 4 games SS, I'd say Simpson, 3 good scores and one 49

silversovereign

Cheers rusty. I agree. Although whenever I go with the ‘proven’ scorer it seems to backfire. A bit like backing the favourite…

KSinny

Honestly can't decide whether to get Duncan, Neale or Petracca 😩 is Neal worth an extra 150k?

Holty01

Yes but only because he is a captain option every week.

Russty_

Neale is worth 800k the way he's playing this year mate…his figures are Ablett in his prime-like.

Sal

i have 5 defenders out this week with the bye, so im planning on stewart and need a playing rookie. Do we reckon sholl or payne?? or will keane get another chance? need a cheap option :/

TBone_23

I don’t even reckon Keane should get another game mate, he was terrible against Freo. Out of the two I’d go Sholl, had good previous SANFL numbers and in an Adelaide team where if you can walk, you should stay in the team. Know nothing about Payne but will be tough to stay in and around that Lions team. Cheers mate

Sal

yeah keane was abysmal last week. surprised he got 42 honestly. to be fair though it was a tough game to debut in. Sholl defintely looks like the best option at the moment but im hoping someone like a gould might debut etc. gonna have to pull the trigger before geelong play tomorrow

Rocksta

It wasn’t just that Keane played badly, his Game Sense was non-existent. He was out of his depth. I Will be astounded if he gets another game. That said. Pies have a few passengers at the moment so who knows!

hedski

Just listened to the pod fellas, well said on all counts, glad we have the footy and SC to help keep us sane(ish).
Speaking of sane..my trades.
Rankine, MacInerny and MacPherson out.
Skinner, Stewart and Dusty in.
Got some tough matchups this week:
Ranger
Holt
Russty × 2
Shaker
JohnDJ
Baron
Good luck everyone πŸ‘πŸ»

NDD

Yeah Hedski a mighty pod worth keeping. Funny i play most of the leagues owners.That skinner boy will develope Dion – not the worst good luck NDD

JohnDJ59

You should be fine against me hedski, I'm having trouble fielding 18.

Derek

I’ve got same problem this week. Have 4 premiums out. Decided not to make any trades and take a few hits, wait for some cows to fatten and aim for a few premiums coming off their byes

JohnDJ59

Have about the same amount of premiums out, I was looking alright until McPherson was 'managed' and I only brought him in last week for his JS.

Derek

Chad, Titch, Sicily and Docherty are out.

Houston already spud up.

Leaves the mouse brigade, headed by Aarts, Pickett, Bennell, Budarick, close, Rankine and Devon, all scores to count this week.

Current rank of 905 will take another hit.

Holty01

All tough matches mate except me this year. Hopefully I put up some competition this week

Shake_n_bake

Yep we meet again! Played you last week to Hedski. Good luck πŸ˜‰

Russty_

You'll probs smash me Hed, everyone else does LOL

Lekdog

We love ya Heski, thanks for always chatting to everyone on the site!

hedski

Cheers Lek your a good egg!
Haven't had much time spare lately, been super busy, I'll try to get on a bit more often.

TBone_23

Hmm only got 8 minutes to decide. Do I go Rankine out to Skinner, Hosie or Schoenberg? Gotta do it before the game to go Starcevich to Stewart

Sal

i think hosie is the best bet, schoenberg is almost guaranteed gametime considering adelaide will play the kids but hosie is mature age so might do well as well. imo any of the two besides skinner.

TBone_23

Cheers Sal. Ended up going Hosie as I love the way mature agers go about it and him being named on field now that Curtis Taylor is injures. Good call mate, I knew nothing about any of the two new debuting rookies haha

Sal

yeah i love me a mature age rookie. im going to keep an eye on schoenberg this week as well

TOPHAWK1

Nearly traded in Skinner tonight. Held off. Thank fark. He has done bugger all in the first quarter. Mc Cluggage better get his rear end in gear. I have him. Pathetic first quarter by the suitcase.

JugHead

I traded him in to raise cash. I can live with him scoring badly when its best of 18 and his score gets cut. But in hindsight it was a tactical mistake.

I already have two non-players clogging my fwd bench. If he gets dropped next week, I will have three non players in my fwd line, forcing me to get rid of one at a low price in the next couple of weeks. I would have been better to take the risk with a fresh rookie on another line.

Shake_n_bake

How did he outscore Dusty? Dusty had 11 score involvements.

Russty_

Yeah didn't get Skinner but feel for those who did, McBags turned out all right for ya mate 114 very noice!

Finnius

Accidentally put Neale as captain given the madness of the current set up – don't want to jinx him, but he's looking pretty good at half time!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Nice whoops. πŸ™Š

Russty_

You could do worse Fionn, than accidentally leave the C on Neale mate haha

Ally B

Fantastic! <img src="http://tinyurl.com/fl4gg&quot; height="1" width="1">

Russty_

You are ! πŸ™‚

TOPHAWK1

The Suitcase has responded. Good man. Who still owns (F)aarts? Not sure why he is still there on my bench, but I will take the cash.

silversovereign

Guess who traded out baker and the suitcase this week? At least I put the e on aarts. Sigh πŸ˜”

TOPHAWK1

Silver! Mc Cluggage kicks the footy like a Rolls Royce. Smooth and in tune. Nails targets. Hope you get him back next year. TH

Russty_

Never bought Farts…used to like watching Peter Aerts fight though in the Japanese K1 Championship, he was a beast.

Shake_n_bake

Has been handy last couple of weeks Hawk

TOPHAWK1

Nice bonus Shake.

Mitch is back

How do I send to the bench for Aarts-

Rankine or D. Cameron?

Russty_

I'd say Rankine cause if he doesn't get goals he doesn't score, at Least Cameron can get some Rucking stats.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Any chance of kicking a goal lions?

Kicked first 2 in first 5 mins.
2.15 for the next 2 qtrs.

Dusty and lions starting to roar…

Mitch is back

Don’t you mean Dusty & Tigers are roaring

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Yes indeed πŸ‘

My bad

Derek

I always get lions and tigers confused
I

Russty_

Jesus!…I just saw that goal Skinner should've kicked in the 2nd quarter from the centre edge of the goal square, how the hell does anyone miss a goal from there?…LOL

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Ans: he plays for the lions. 🀣

Russty_

I could've kicked that goal with my farm boots on.

Trades

Need a McInerney/Gould miracle

Russty_

It's ok trades, this year we all of a sudden have byes, after there were no byes, and a pandemic that could end the season at any time, and 4 extra trades, and hubs and teams living like they're in an army camp, and a shortened season, and finals starting round 14, and player's performances affected by those said hubs, shortened seasons and byes.
You don't need a miracle cause the fact that this season is still running is a miracle in itself…just be happy we still have Footy and are not slaughtering eachother in the streets.
I'm having a shit year in Supercoach but I don't care cause I wasn't really focusing on it like I normally do.
I had to sell 2 houses and wind up a 22 year old business because of all this shit, I now have no income and no future…LOL, dem's the breaks I guess.

JohnDJ59

Sorry to hear that Russty, I remember you saying that you had some changes over summer and had sold a house, I think, but didn't realize the extent of it.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Fremantle could see the returns of forward Jesse Hogan (calf), midfielder James Aish (concussion) and defender Stephen Hill (adductor) for Monday night’s clash against Hawthorn at Optus Stadium.

In this week’s Envision Medical Imaging injury update, high performance manager Jason Weber said all three faced fitness tests this week.

“Jesse trained really strongly on the weekend so we’re looking forward to seeing him back a bit later in the week,” Weber said.
“Aishy jumped through a few hoops this morning but he looks up and ready to go so he’ll be in Thursday (for main training).
“Stephen trained really strongly this morning so he’s up and about and ready to go.”

Weber said Fremantle would give midfielder Michael Walters more time to recover from a hamstring injury.
“Michael will probably be another week. Obviously we want to look after him and make sure he’s ready to go at full steam when he comes back,” Weber said.

Midfielder Stefan Giro (ankle) could be back playing football within the fortnight.
“Stef’s very close to returning to the group and we should see that by the end of this week,” Weber said.

Weber was pleased with how captain Nat Fyfe has pulled up after making his return from a hamstring injury against Collingwood in round nine.
“Nat pulled up well,” Weber said.
“We were very happy with his game output. It was certainly one of his best outputs for the year.
“He trained really well on the back of the hamstring strain. He was very well conditioned and prepped for the weekend and we look forward to him continuing that form.”

Russty_

Onya Nuts…you're a wealth of info mate, much appreciated.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Yep come in handy rd 11

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Just listened to the pod.
Spot on fellas.

It is shite out there at moment. We all need to take care and lean on family and friends when you need to. You are NOT alone.

As a bit of relief I am working on a song about the AFL and the current situation.

Vocals are a bit rough but makes it authentic I guess.

Once finished and happy with it will send it through so you all can have a listen and a chuckle!
As we could all do with a good laugh! ….<img draggable="false" role="img" class="emoji" alt="πŸ™‚" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f642.svg"&gt;

Russty_

Hopefully we'll hear it at a Grand Final one day Trig, and not Meatloaf ever again.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

What was that song Meatloaf sings?

Ahh that's right.

"I'd sing anything for Gil but I can't sing that"

The Ranger

Jeez that was excruciating eh? By the time they wheeled Meatloaf out it wasn't that he wouldn't sing that, he just physically couldn't sing that!

Lekdog

Trigga I can't wait to hear the song haha love ya mate

Patch

Love it Trigga, can't wait to hear it!

JugHead

ok…..I'll be the first to say it……….do I take Neale's 149……….or do I run with **insert alternate premo here**………….hahaha

Russty_

My cut off is 149.5 so no, don't accept it Jugs…Neale is a spud πŸ˜‰

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I'm gonna Neale before the Danger is Gawn.

Derek

Neale disappeared in the last quarter (when game was lost). He could have gone massive, instead of just really really large.

JugHead

Yep. At least he scored well for us before then. I don't whether he spent time on the bench, or if he got moved.
With the tight game schedule, it is going to be interesting to see what coaches do with star players when the result is beyond doubt.

Shake_n_bake

Noticed you have the vc on Oliver.

derek

was watching Neale go big, but then he just stopped.

I have VC on Oliver against the Crows. It could be a big day out for Oliver.

I have a weak team this week with plenty of my premiums out because of the bye, Oliver is a bit of a hail mary.

have a feeling gawn will take it easy, especially if the game looks won early.

backup C is Grundy against alir

Geoff

You can't have very many premos out Derek. Blues, Hawks, Dockers and eagles only have about 4 genuine premos between this year.

derek

i'm a bit of a drama-queen this week.

ive got 4 out

chad, titch, sicily and Doch.

just to add, Houston has already stunk it up.

aarts has covered the Chad

Shake_n_bake

If you were just watching the game and went to the sc scores after it, you would have thought Dusty was nearly 30pts better than Neale.

JohnDJ59

So far at HT the VC on Clarry is looking good Derek. 75pts

Russty_

Yeah what's with that slacker ay?…only 149, almost not good enough lol

derek

i was watching him and he just kept getting the ball. 'look neales got it again' my son kept saying as he realised i hadn't put the c on him and he had.

TOPHAWK1

OK Community. I am going to take a punt today and go early on one of these 3 to raise cash;
1- Harry Schoenberg
2- Lachlan Hosie
3- Lachlan Sholl

I reckon Bryce Gibbs career is virtually over after getting dumped again. I am leaning towards Harry Schoenberg. From what I hear, this kid can play. What do others reckon? Cheers. TH

NDD

It's a real toss up there TH Personally I would agree a Harry in the hand is worth 2 Lachlans from the bush

Mitch is back

Cant you wait a week, by getting one of them you will raise cash, but could be trading them out again next week.

Surely there is someone that has played the game at the top level that you could select.

TOPHAWK1

Thanks mate. I hear what you are saying, but I want Tom Stewart so need to raise cash now. Will wait to see what rooks are named for tomorrow's 2 matches before making a final call. Hopefully a bubble boy or two. Cheers, TH

gator59

Does any Kangas supporters or anyone know anything about Hosie or Walker and what roles they play, Cheers Gator

NDD

isn't he the cat that played for the lions bald chb? Surely you gonna take neale's score not Max. Cripps looks appealing next week hasn't been terrible ,a bit like bont

gator59

Lachlan Hosie and Will Walker are rookies for north that are named for today against the cats

derek

poor Patch, only has Docherty out this week and has 7 playing rookies on his bench (only has McInnerney and Cavarra as possible C loopholes). With so many premiums playing he might have to not count a really good score and he won't be able to loophole any rookies this week. i really feel sorry for him.

that's what a good team at the pointy end looks like. sigh

Lekdog

Yeah feel so bad for him

Patch

I'll have you know Darcy Cameron's been DROPPED and the sky is falling in. I don't know how my team will go on. Dark times indeed.

TBone_23

Gday guys, sitting up in the rankings at the highest I’ve ever been all thanks to the positivity, knowledge and tuitalage of the JR website. I know it’s a tough time for all (in VIC), but this silly game that brings us all together improves life just a little bit. You all just keep being your awesome selves πŸ™‚ cheers

JohnDJ59

You are going huge TBone, well done on such a awesome season.

Russty_

Great work with your ranking this year Tbone, keep up the good work mate, you're well liked around here and bring plenty of good here yourself.

derek

are we in any leagues together?

JohnDJ59

TheSonsOfAnarchy

Lekdog

Love ya Tbone! Keep it up!

TBone_23

Cheers Lekdog, you’re a champ mate!

TBone_23

Cheers fellas, really appreciate all the kind words! Love being around here, may we all survive this crazy period and thrive doing so

DEESNUTSRBIG

Worsfold guaranteed last week's debutant Sam Draper would play but was unable to confirm Tom Bellchambers would hold his place.

The veteran played mostly as a key forward alongside the returning James Stewart last week as the Bombers managed just three goals despite winning the inside 50 count 42-37.

Worsfold added that he would weigh up playing tagger Dylan Clarke for the first time this season to quell the influence of the Giants' star-studded midfield.

Shake_n_bake

Ruscoe to play 1st game for pies

Trent

C on Gawn or Grundy?

TOPHAWK1

VC on Gawn. If he spuds, then by all means, C on Grundy. Captain's loophole strategy. Important part of the game.

Trent

I’ve got VC on Danger

TOPHAWK1

OK, you know how to play the C loophole strategy. I take that back mate. Geez, that is a tough call. Gawn playing with this niggle. If he shrugs it off, then he could pump out a big one. If he does struggle, you burn. Grundy might be safer as he does not appear to be playing with any niggle or injury. Up against Callum Sinclair who wont bother him. Grundy for mine! Good luck mate. TH

Shake_n_bake

No Cameron

JugHead

And neither Cameron or Cox are on the emergency list. That tells me the pies expect Grundy to play, and with plenty of time on the ball.

JugHead

ok…..it was bound to happen at some point. Forgot the Cats/Roos match started early. Trade plans out the window.
Cooking up a plan B

TOPHAWK1

Same here! Was planning to snare Tom Stewart but because the game starting at 3.40 PM here in WA, work got in the way and couldnt get it done. No major drama as Stewart has been average so far.

JohnDJ59

Well done with the VC on Clarry Derek

The Ranger

Yeah nice pick Derek!

Connor

Had him VC but thought it best not to risk missing Gawn if he went massive :(((

JohnDJ59

I wasn't expecting Max to get his usual big score after his injury scare. I've learn't that your first hunch is usually the right one, don't over think it.